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date: 10 May 2021

Packham, Christopher Gary free

CBE 2019

Born 4 May 1961; s of Colin Harold Packham and Marion Rita Packham (née Smith); one step d

naturalist, author, and broadcaster


Bitterne Park Schs; Richard Taunton Coll.; Southampton Univ. (BSc Hons Zoology 1983)


Freelance camera assistant, 1983–86; freelance cameraman and photographer, 1985–2016; wildlife presenter for TV, 1985–; programmes include: Really Wild Show, Go Wild, Watchout, X-Creatures, Postcards from the Wild; Inside Out; Hands on Nature; Nature’s Calendar; Springwatch; Autumnwatch; How Nature Works; The Truth About Wildlife; The Animal’s Guide to Britain; Secrets of our Living Planet; Nature’s Weirdest Events; Inside the Animal Mind; Wildlife Jack; Hive Alive; Chris Packham’s Natural Selection; Winterwatch; Cats v Dogs: which is best?; Me and My Dog: the ultimate contest; The British Garden; Autumnwatch: New England; Primates. Environmental campaigner: Ban Driven Grouse Shooting, 2014–; Malta/Cyprus - Massacre on Migration, 2014–; compiler, A People’s Manifesto for Wildlife and organiser, People’s Walk for Wildlife, Hyde Park, 2018; Dir, Wild Justice, 2019–. President: London Wildlife Trust, 1996–2013; Hants Ornithological Soc., 2000–; Bat Conservation Trust, 2006–; British Trust for Ornithology, 2012–; Vice-President: The Wildlife Trusts, 2005–13; Hants Wildlife Trust, 2005–13; Butterfly Conservation, 2006–; RSPB, 2007–; Trustee: Marwell Zoo Trust, 1998–2003; Herpetological Conservation Trust, 1998–2005; Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, 2000–04; Hawk Conservancy Trust, 2002–09 (Pres., 2011–). Dilys Breese Medal, British Trust for Ornithology, 2010; Wildscreen Panda Award, 2017


Chris Packham’s Back Garden Nature Reserve, 2001; Chris Packham’s Wild Side of Town, 2003; One Hundred Things that Caught my Eye, 2015; Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: a memoir, 2016


travelling to horrible places to see beautiful things and photographing them, having no time to do anything, berating my dogs for barking


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